Weddings

The Cookery

Durham, NC View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
   40 reviews
Guests 2 to 330

About

Guests 2 to 330

Boasting exposed brick walls, distinctive metalwork salvaged from Durham landmarks, a Front Room with ceilings stretching 20 feet high, an outdoor cobblestoned garden and a courtyard, The Cookery's grounds in downtown Durham are the perfect setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and more.

The Cookery grounds expand over 12,000 sq. ft., and can accommodate seated dinners and wedding ceremonies for up to 330 guests.

Located in the West End neighborhood of Downtown Durham, The Cookery's historic architectural features have a multitude of stories to tell, recounting Durham's rich history and nodding to Bull City's manufacturing and tobacco industrial roots.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

330

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

40 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5

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    Michelle F. Married on 03/13/2020
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    Beautiful Venue with Easy Planning

    The Cookery was an incredible venue to have our wedding at! The space is beautiful and versatile - it was awesome to have indoor and outdoor spaces for our guests to spend time in. The planning process was super easy and we had plenty of options to choose from for catering (we went with Durham Catering Co.). Rentals were super easy as well with American Party Rentals. Juli was incredible to work with, and the staff the day of were so professional (shout out to the bartender who gave me straws for my champagne!). 11/10 for our experience here :)
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    Kelsey Married on 09/20/2019
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    Loved having our wedding at the Cookery!

    The Cookery had everything we wanted for our wedding. The main thing we loved about the venue was that there was a separate space for the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and the reception. While the venue was a dream come true, it really was the staff that made our night turn out so perfectly. Starting with Tammy, I felt like I could reach out to her about anything, big or small, without feeling like I was inconveniencing her. This was huge for me. Planning a wedding when you have not planned any large event before can be a bit scary and I felt very comfortable with the whole process knowing I had her support.
    On the actual wedding day, the staff were amazing and so friendly. I felt like they went above and beyond. We really appreciated all that the staff did to keep things moving seamlessly. We had so many compliments about the space, it was a huge hit with the guests. I can honestly say that The Cookery as a venue coupled with the amazing staff, made all of our wedding dreams come true.
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    Samantha Married on 09/07/2019
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    Dream venue!

    The Cookery was absolutely the most amazing venue! People could not stop complimenting us on how beautiful the venue was. Love that we had options to be inside and outside with multiple bars. The bridal suite was amazing and had ample space for us to get ready. Juli was amazing throughout the whole process with answering all of our million questions and was very prompt in response. The biggest aspect that we loved about the Cookery was the staff. All of our guests kept complimenting us on their service. They were prompt and polite and helped add to the amazing atmosphere of the venue. We hope we have friends that get married there one day cause we would love to experience this amazing venue again! Thank you so much The Cookery!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Lauren & Dave
    46 photos · 05/11/2019
  • Katie & Jon
    33 photos · 03/30/2019
  • Ashley & M Montero
    179 photos · 05/05/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Emily Katherine Events Emily Katherine Events Wedding Planners

The Cookery is one of my favorite venues in Durham! Julie and Tammy are both so easy to work with during the planning process, and the space itself has so much beautiful aesthetic. I'm always excited when I get to work with couples at The Cookery!

Map

1101 W Chapel Hill Street Durham, NC, 27701
919-908-8974
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The Cookery frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Cookery?

The Cookery includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Cookery in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Cookery for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Cookery for wedding events?

The Cookery offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Cookery offer?

The Cookery offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Cookery offer for wedding events?

The Cookery offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Cookery have available for wedding events?

The Cookery offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Cookery and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Cookery is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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